Monthly Archives: January 2004

I will not object to writing lines. I will not object to writing lines.

The February 2nd issue of Maclean’s pours scorn on the concept of forcing students to write the same thing over and over again as a punishment. So, while its editors are writing “We will not put fictitious future dates on … Continue reading

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Stronach’s vacuity is not unique

It’s funny how Belinda Stronach’s entry into the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race fell flat. What’s wrong with a 314?
Huh? you say. Surely you know the one about the guy who visits his friend’s joke-lovers’ club and the members … Continue reading

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Please don’t hurt me, officer, I’m just writing a gardening column

You’ve got to hate it when 10 cops show up at your front door first thing in the morning and start rifling through your unmentionables looking for threats to national security. But it’s not going to happen to me, folks, … Continue reading

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Putting the public back into health

It is time the government did something about health care. No, not that. It should attend to the real field of public health.
Canada finally does have a minister of public health, Dr. Carolyn Bennett. Regrettably, she just told this newspaper: … Continue reading

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I liked Mars better when it had canals instead of boring rocks

We’re off to see the Lakebed, the wonderful Lakebed of Mars. It will grant us wealth, culture, scientific insight and … Sorry, wrong movie. On Mars we will find an evil conspiracy to deprive the inhabitants of air, or a … Continue reading

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